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Will there be a World War III?

Your Question

Is ww3 going to happen


Hi there, welcome to Ask Alex.    

Thank you for contacting us. We do understand that it’s not always easy to share how we’re feeling, but we also know how important it is for our wellbeing to talk about our worries.    

You have asked us if World War III is going to happen. It is understandable and normal that you may have a question like this considering what we hear and see on the news. It’s a tough question to answer and we cannot know for sure what will happen in the future. There are some who believe the only way to protect themselves and their countries is to go to war while others prefer a more pacifist approach. What are your thoughts on this, do you think war is ever justified? 

If this is something that worries you and interferes with how you go about your daily life, it may be worth discussing the topic with an adult you trust such as an older sibling, uncle/aunt, parents, or teacher. You do have the right to information and support around concerns and worries that you may have.  

Sometimes, it might feel a bit awkward talking to people you know about these topics, but Childline is always here to listen to you, and we would never judge anything you say. We have our online chat services at, or our phone service on 1800 66 66 66. Childline services are free and confidential, and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week.  We would be delighted to hear from you.    

We also have some information on various topics that may affect young people on our website that you may find helpful! 

Thank you so much for reaching out to us.    

Take care,      



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